Who knows where the time goes?
Time waits for no man .
The Holy Spirit is always on the move.
There appears to be an urgency and expectancy to time at the moment which is in tension with how Coronavirus has paused so much in the world.
It’s the anticipatory tension of waiting for the gun to fire for the start of the race when the Adrenalin is running high and the hope of the win fills the nostrils. The pent up energy rippling through the muscles.
It’s hard to hold back!
There is a sense of don’t wait or try to get everything ready and prepared but just to go.
Go with the flow because we don’t know what the requisite is to prepare for.
There is a sense of not knowing what is required and of God saying.
What we want we have to go and get but what we need we are provided with.
The verses of don’t worry and the birds of the air and lilies of the fields ringing in our ears!
The only audible instruction seems to be listen, be ready and go.
On your marks, get steady, Go!
All this in God’s kingdom while the world too is said to be waking up from hibernation and hesitantly getting on it’s starting blocks too.
How strange the two realms seem ready to collide in this in some way.
The illustration is representative of so much symbolising the plant firstly rising out of little but the dust between the cracks of fragmented stones or pavers. Almost the beginning of creation.
A seed that has survived hardship and still thrived to seed again and again unthwarted.
Jesus spoke time into being.
The from the beginning of existence dandelion seed head, as the clock of our childhood blown to disperse either from breath or the wind.
Like the breath of God breathing new life and the wind as the power of the Holy Spirit.
The potential of each parasoled seed in their multiples to spread and recreate.
The faith and hope that the Good News of Jesus and the gospel could be airborne and be spread so virally to become the pandemic we pray for.
The mystery of the gospel is that Christ, the true seed, can live in and through us.
It is this seed we proclaim and share with the world.
This is the seed that will multiply.
Let this be the vision and Prayer we breathe and disperse Lord out into all the world. Amen.
Two scriptures that come to mind are:
“That is how it is with the promises God made to Abraham and his descendant. The promises were not made to many descendants, but only to one, and that one is Christ.”Galatians 3:16 CEV
“The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man.”Matthew 13:37 ESV
Song Above all Michael W Smith